Staff Attorney- Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm with a long history of representing low-income clients in Ohio in achieving equal justice and opportunity, seeks an Attorney for its Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group. The position will be based in Columbus, Ohio.

The attorney will play a lead role in the identification, development, and litigation of immigration and immigrant rights cases to advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families, primarily in the immigration court and federal court systems; collaborate closely with experienced attorneys and advocates in implementing all aspects of case investigation, preparation, and litigation; conduct legal research and formulate the legal strategy for cases; draft and file court pleadings and applications for benefits; and conduct informational presentations for immigrants, their family members, and service providers working with immigrant communities. The attorney will empower immigrant communities using a client and community-centered lawyering approach.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of legal experience. Membership in Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required. Excellent legal, communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills are required. Strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills is required. Experience in immigration law is helpful. The ability to communicate fluently in Spanish is strongly preferred, but experience working with interpreters will be considered. A sense of humor and collegiality are also highly valued.

Salary depends on relevant legal experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including health insurance, flexibility to work remotely, and student loan repayment assistance.

To Apply: Please visit https://www.ablelaw.org/careers-with-able/ to submit your application. Position will remain open until filled.

ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview/application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at ablejobs@freelawyers.org.